Book Notes

Book Notes - Pair the CS repeatedly with an unconditioned...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
CHAPTER 6: LEARNING - Learning: change in an organism’s behavior or thought as a result of experience o We undergo it every day; different types of it o Habituation: process of responding less strongly over time to repeated stimuli (getting used to something such that it becomes second nature) o Sensitization: responding more strongly over time to repeated stimuli - Classical Conditioning: acquiring response to a previously neutral stimulus that had been paired with another stimulus eliciting an automatic response o Pavlov’s experiment ideas Start with conditioned stimulus (CS): initially neutral stimulus Pavlov: metronome/bell
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Pair the CS repeatedly with an unconditioned stimulus (UCS): stimulus eliciting an automatic response Pavlov: meat powder UCS leads to an automatic reflexive response called unconditioned response (UCR): automatic response to a non-neutral stimulus not needing learning Pavlov: salivation Pair CS and UCS repeatedly; this leads to CS alone eliciting a response (salivation) leads to conditioned response (CR): once automatic response, but familiarization leads to a new association o Averse conditioning: make action tied with negative response; closing efficacy of action...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online